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Knapp Estate Sale Colton NY

Knapp Estate

Items in this estate are left over from an onsite sale held this summer.  Items are from Colton, NY.

Joseph Scovel Grateful Dead Collection

This Estate has  no expiration date.  The Grateful dead collection is proudly presented to you by our professional company specializing in estate sale and liquidation services.

About Joseph Scovel

Joseph Scovel was proud to call himself a “Deadhead.” This was a name given to the many fans of the American psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. In the 1970s, after being discharged from his tour as a paratrooper in Vietnam, Joseph began travelling to see the band in as many shows or festival venues as he could. He became family with many of the people attending these shows and was a proud member of this tight knit community.

He was affectionately referred to as “the fudgeman”, “banana bread man” or “cookie man” as he sold homemade goodies to the concert goers in order to finance his travels to see the band. Over the past 50 decades he not only faithfully attended the tours and show venues he became friends with many of the band members.

Peace, Love, Joy and Happiness! Joseph Paul Scovel
February 26, 1948 – August 31, 2016

Much Deadhead-related historical material received or collected by the band over the years is housed in the Grateful Dead Archive of UC-Santa Cruz. Joseph was an avid collector and saved everything from his concert tours and amassed a large collection. His collection ranges from ticket stubs, backstage passes, tee shirts, posters, pictures, bumper stickers, art work, signed memorabilia and much more.

During the early 1980s, the number of Deadheads taping shows increased, and the band created a special section for fans who wished to record the show. These tapes are still shared and circulated today. Joseph was an avid “Taper” and not only saved the tapes he recorded which number over 4000 but he also saved the equipment used to tape the shows.

Over the next few months we will be posting much of this collection for sale so that others can enjoy these Grateful Dead treasures.